Using tried-and-true holistic methods, this e-book, Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs: A Guide, will introduce you to the world of natural hair dyes and make you an expert in no time. You will be able custom blend your own organic hair dye colors and confidently select the best ingredients for them—using everything from herbs, like henna and cassia, to essential oils.
The biggest myth in commercial hair care is that dying your hair makes it shinier and healthier, but anyone who has used chemical colors for long enough has seen the truth hiding behind the curtain of their faded, broken locks. It doesn’t matter if you use drugstore boxes or expensive salon hair color; using chemical dye damages your hair. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between drab color and a happy head. Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs: A Guide will show you how to get the color you want and the health and shine chemical dyes promised but couldn’t deliver.
More than 130 pages (300 pages in ebook) of text, pictures, charts, diagrams, and recipes make Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs: A Guide is the definitive resource for natural hair coloring. With it, you’ll be able to give yourself the hair you’ve always wanted, naturally
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I’ve been toying with the possibility of hennaing my hair for years, so when I finally decided to take the plunge three months ago, I bought a copy of this book almost immediately. It was exactly what I needed. My husband, who knows next to nothing about hair, found the instructions – and accompanying photographs – clear and easy to follow. Considering how difficult it is to see the back of your own head while standing in the bathtub dripping mud, this was a MAJOR plus. But the book goes far beyond application instructions, explaining things like why bleached hair can turn orange before going blond, how to identify good quality henna, and how herbal dyes work, which makes it an excellent resource for both herbal color newbies and henna veterans. I highly, HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone with an interest in herbal hair color, whether you’re still considering (there’s an entire segment on deciding if henna is right for you) or you’ve been coloring your hair herbally for years.
I LOVED this book!! I couldn’t put it down, it was so interesting and informative. Everything is laid out for you if you are new to herbal hair coloring. All the do’s and don’ts, pictures of experiments and outcomes, a great section on which essential oils are good to use vs those that are not – including an important section for women who are pregnant. The author goes into many different herbal formulas including teas that are great to use with henna or on their own. There are strand tests, what to expect, recipes for different outcomes and a handy troubleshooting section. This book gave me confidence to dive headfirst into the world of henna and natural herbs for my hair care. I highly recommend Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & Other Herbs by Melissa Lynn Herold. A great read at a great value.
This book is thoroughly researched and informative for anyone interested in coloring their hair with plant-based colors rather than conventional dyes. It provides a wealth of information, while being beautifully laid out. The writing is direct and easy to read, presented with enough wit that it never becomes dry and boring. New users of herbal dyes will find helpful pictures to guide them in knowing what good-quality henna looks like and how its color shifts as it dye releases. Experienced users (like me) will likely appreciate the suggestions on how to easily touch up one’s roots with henna mud. There are controlled tests showing results from a number of different color dyes, recipes and suggestions for how to blend your own, and everything in between, all beautifully illustrated with helpful photos.
I wish I had read this book prior to using henna. I just finished the book and learned so much. One thing I didn’t know I could do is a ‘henna gloss.’ my hair gets too dark with multiple applications but I love the way my hair feels and I like to boost the color a little without doing an entire ‘henna application. I also learned what to look for when choosing good quality ‘henna. The author uses an example with Jamila henna which was very helpful in learning what to look for when purchasing good-quality henna. The information on other herbs and oils will be invaluable and I plan to try mixing some of my own by using this guide. I learned the difference between the four types of ‘henna, where these regions are and how there are differences between regions in term of type of stain and quality, and differences even in regions based on the crop which I learned is also something you can look for– crop day. I will definitely use this book a lot. I loved it. This book is a must for those who want to color their hair without chemicals.